Civale (9-2) earned the win Friday against the Mariners after tossing eight scoreless innings, giving up one hit and one run while striking out 11.
The 11 strikeouts mark a new season high for Civale, who has pitched at least six innings in all but two of his outings this season and is also leading the American League in wins. He bounced back admirably from two straight outings in which he gave up four runs, and he will try to carry this form into this next start, scheduled for next week at home against the Orioles.
Civale (8-2) picked up the win in Saturday's 10-4 victory over the Orioles, giving up four runs on seven hits, including three home runs, over six innings. He struck out four without walking a batter.
The right-hander wasn't exactly sharp, but the Cleveland offense staked him to a 7-1 lead after the top of the third inning, giving Civale more than enough cushion. Homers remain his biggest issue -- he's served up 13 in 80 innings this year -- but he's been able to limit the damage and will take a 3.49 ERA and 58:18 K:BB into his next outing.
Civale (7-2) was tagged with the loss Sunday against the Blue Jays after giving up four runs on 10 hits and a walk while fanning one across six innings.
Civale has suffered his two losses over his last four appearances and has given up at least four runs both times, though it's worth mentioning that the 10 hits he gave up in this one are a season-worst mark for the 25-year-old. The right-hander will try to bounce back in his next start, scheduled for next Saturday against the Orioles on the road.
Civale (7-1) earned the win Tuesday after holding Detroit to one run on six hits and a walk while striking out six across eight innings.
Civale actually blanked the Tigers until the ninth inning, when he remained in the game in pursuit of a complete-game shutout. Unfortunately, he gave up a leadoff single followed by a walk, prompting his exit following his 104th pitch. The bullpen then allowed one of his baserunners to score, charging him with a run. It was the longest outing of the season for the right-hander, who has held his opponent to a single run on four occasions. With his seventh win, Civale has entered a tie for second in the majors. Now sporting a 3.04 ERA and 1.00 WHIP, the 25-year-old is slated for a home matchup against Toronto on Sunday.
Civale (6-1) allowed two runs on four hits and a walk while striking out eight as he earned the win over the Angels on Wednesday.
Civale started off the game by retiring the first eight batters he faced before the Angels rallied together a run in the third on a two-out triple and an RBI double. He let up his second run in the fourth when Jared Walsh led off the inning with a solo home run. Civale was dominant otherwise, as he finished the evening with a season-high eight strikeouts while needing 114 pitches to get through the outing. He now owns a 3.30 ERA, has a 47:16 K:BB over 60 innings and is tied for second in baseball with six wins heading into his next start.
Civale (5-1) took the loss against Seattle on Friday, completing 6.2 innings and allowing five runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out six.
The right-hander was tagged for a pair of home runs in the first three frames but subsequently settled down and held Seattle scoreless in the middle innings. However, he got into trouble in the seventh, allowing a pair of doubles that were ultimately both cashed in. Civale suffered his first loss of the campaign as a result, though he did tie his season high with six strikeouts. He'll carry a 3.40 ERA into his next start, tentatively scheduled for Wednesday on the road against the Angels.
Civale (5-0) picked up the win in Saturday's 9-2 victory over the Reds, allowing one run on five hits and two walks over seven innings while striking out five.
The right-hander tossed 67 of 107 pitches for strikes as he cruised to his fourth quality start of the season. Civale will take a 2.91 ERA and 33:14 K:BB through 46.1 innings into his next outing.
Civale didn't factor into the decision in Monday's 8-6 win over the Royals, allowing three runs on seven hits and three walks over 5.2 innings while striking out two.
The right-hander tossed exactly 100 pitches (61 strikes) before exiting, leaving runners on first and second in a 3-3 game, but Bryan Shaw was able to keep those inherited runners from scoring. Civale began the season with three straight quality starts but hasn't gotten one in his last three turns, and he'll take a 3.20 ERA and lackluster 28:12 K:BB through 39.1 innings into his next outing.
Civale (4-0) earned the win Tuesday against the Twins after giving up four runs on eight hits with four strikeouts and zero walks over 7.2 innings.
The 25-year-old was on the cusp of completing eight strong innings, but he was pulled after surrendering a solo homer to Byron Buxton with two outs in the eighth inning. It's the first time through five starts this season Civale has allowed more than three earned runs, and he now has an impressive 2.94 ERA, 0.92 WHIP and 30:9 K:BB across 33.2 innings.
Civale allowed three runs (two earned) on four hits and four walks while striking out six across 5.1 innings Thursday against the Yankees. He did not factor into the decision.
Civale was gifted a 3-0 lead in the first inning, but he struggled to find the strike zone consistently and blew the advantage. He entered the game having walked only five batters across 20.2 frames, but Civale surrendered four in his shortest outing of the campaign. Despite not having his best stuff, the outing was far from a disaster, and Civale still maintains a 2.42 ERA and 22:9 K:BB across 26 innings this season. He's currently projected to take his next turn through the rotation Tuesday against Minnesota.
Civale and Cleveland won't face the White Sox on Wednesday after the game was postponed due to inclement weather in Northeast Ohio, Tom Withers of the Associated Press reports.
The two teams will make up Wednesday's game during a traditional doubleheader on Memorial Day. As a result of the postponement, Cleveland will push each of its five starters back a day in the pitching schedule with the exception of Shane Bieber and Triston McKenzie, who will flip spots in the order. That puts Civale on track to start Thursday's series opener with the Yankees in Cleveland, according to Mandy Bell of MLB.com.
Civale (3-0) gave up one run on five hits and two walks while fanning four across six innings to get the win Thursday over the White Sox.
Civale wasn't as dominant as he was during his first two starts, a span in which he struck out 12 across 14.2 innings, but he still did enough in this one, outpitching Lance Lynn. It's worth noting that his sparkling 2.18 ERA has benefited from plenty of luck early on, as Civale has surrendered an unsustainable .146 BABIP alongside an 83.3 percent strand rate. Nonetheless, the 25-year-old right-hander will try to keep the good times rolling in his next start, scheduled for next week at home against these same White Sox.
Civale (2-0) gave up one run on three hits while fanning six across 7.2 innings in Saturday's win over the Tigers.
Civale was excellent on the mound, although his lone mistake was punished; Robbie Grossman took him deep in the top of the seventh. Civale has pitched at least seven innings in his first two starts of the campaign while posting a strong 12:3 K:BB thus far, and he will try to keep it going in his next start, scheduled for April 15 on the road against the White Sox.
Civale (1-0) allowed three runs on two hits while striking out six and walking three over seven innings to pick up the victory over the Tigers on Sunday.
The righty was dominant in his debut, throwing 57 of his 91 pitches for strikes. The 25-year-old looked sharp as he did in his 2019 rookie campaign, when he recorded a 2.34 ERA. Civale has recorded a 3.69 ERA throughout his brief career, and with the outlier of last year's small sample size, he looks to be complementary to Zach Plesac and Shane Bieber in a top-heavy rotation that can give opponents headaches.
Civale revamped his delivery and also developed a split-change this offseason, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.
Civale worked with assistant pitching coach Ruben Niebla to develop a new windup and pitch from a different arm angle. The result has been a shorter arm path with the hopes of making the action more repeatable. He also tinkered with his changeup, shifting from a traditional offering to a split-change. Civale has experienced plenty of success through 22 major-league starts, racking up a 2.69 ERA and 1.20 WHIP while posting a 115:32 K:BB. He should be locked into the Cleveland rotation this season.
Civale (4-6) allowed eight runs on 10 hits and struck out four over four innings in a loss to the Pirates on Saturday.
Civale was expected to be on a pitch count Saturday, and he threw 52-of-82 pitches for strikes. He wasn't very effective, as three of the 10 hits he allowed left the yard. Civale ends the regular season with a 4.74 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 69 strikeouts across 74 innings and 12 starts. He's expected to work out of the bullpen during the Wild Card round.
Civale will be on a pitch count for his final start of the season Saturday against Pittsburgh, Joe Noga of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Exactly how long Cleveland will allow Civale to pitch is not yet clear. He owns a solid 3.99 ERA and a 1.26 WHIP in 11 starts this season but isn't expected to start any games in the Wild Card round, so the team will cut his outing short to prepare him to pitch in relief as soon as Tuesday.
Civale took a no-decision during Wednesday's loss to the Cubs, surrendering two runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out three across six innings.
The right-hander has proven his arm to be a reliable one, making it through the sixth inning for the 10th time in as many starts this season. Civale limited the damage to RBI singles in the second and fourth innings. Otherwise, he turned in his seventh quality start of the year, leaving the game with the score knotted at 2-2 The 25-year-old will take a 3.80 ERA and 1.20 WHIP into a Monday showdown against the White Sox.
Civale (3-5) allowed four earned runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out seven across six innings to take the loss Thursday against the Royals.
Civale allowed four consecutive hitters to reach base in the third inning, accounting for three of his four earned runs. He was solid otherwise, racking up 15 of his 18 outs via either groundout or strikeout. Civale has cooled a bit since his strong start to the season, allowing 14 earned runs across his last 24 frames -- a span of four starts. Despite this rocky stretch, he's maintained a 3.88 ERA with a 56:10 K:BB across 58 innings. Civale will look to get back in the win column in his next outing, currently projected to come Wednesday at Chicago.
Civale allowed two earned runs on five hits and three walks while striking out six across six innings Saturday against the Brewers. He did not factor into the decision.
Civale began the game with three clean innings but allowed two runs across his final three frames. Still, he managed to turn in a quality start after being roughed up for five earned runs in his prior outing. Across 52 innings this season, Civale has maintained a 3.63 ERA with a 49:9 K:BB. He's projected to draw his next start Thursday against the Royals.
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|05/30||vs TOR||L 1-4||1||6.0||10||4||1||1|
|05/25||@ DET||W 4-1||1||8.0||6||1||1||6|
|05/19||@ LAA||W 3-2||1||7.0||4||2||1||8|
|05/14||@ SEA||L 3-7||1||6.2||7||5||1||6|
|05/08||vs CIN||W 9-2||1||7.0||5||1||2||5|
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|2016||ASX-Mahoning Valley Scra||37.2||13||13||0||0||2||0||28||8||23||1.69||0.833|
|2017||AFX-Lake County Captains||57.0||10||10||0||2||4||0||53||5||64||4.58||1.210|